Lake Mead: River Mountains Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Lake Mead: River Mountains Trail is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Boulder City, Nevada. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1082 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

lake

hiking
1 month ago

great smooth hike not more then 2hrs

hiking
2 months ago

great trail. nice size parking lot at trail head, well marked, great views as you head up hill, good hiking surface of hard packed crushed rocks. All in all a great hiking experience.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail! Simple switchbacks up to a false summit, where you have two options to proceed: a bike path (Red Mountain) or another couple of switchbacks and ridgewalks to Black Mountain summit, where Lake Mead is actually visible. We chose to turn around and head back at the false summit because it was getting dark and we had to continue driving.

Summary: easy, rewarding, dog friendly. Ample parking and not a crowded trail. Would highly recommend.

The long winding lead up to the switchbacks is confusing but well marked if you're paying attention. Don't confuse the path with the bike paths.

hiking
7 months ago

Hoping this would be an ok running trail, I was pleasantly surprised by the view and, while not a great running trail, the moderate technical (1,200 ft+ climb, rocks, scree) aspect. Good for morning/evening hikes in summer (not much shade), and nice views of LV and Lake Mead/BC. Bring water.

7 months ago

Had a great time hiking yesterday with my wife ... well worth the view when you get to the top ..

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful distant view of the strip and Lake Meade.

hiking
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Great cardio workout! Uphill hiking

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Awesome

walking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Great hike and pretty easy as well. No steep inclines and trail is maintained very well. Easy hike.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nice view over on top of Black Mountain.. There's a bench to rest

hiking
Friday, August 15, 2014

Wonderful trail - great views with chance of seeing bighorn! Start early in summer months.

hiking
Sunday, March 25, 2012

I thought this hike offered one of the best views of Las Vegas. Bring plenty of water and I would not advise this hike during summer.

hiking
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Moderate 6mi round trip hike from Boulder City to the top of Black Mountain (the river one). Beautiful views of Lake Mead and LasVegas!

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